i-Ready Diagnostic for 2nd Grade

i-Ready Diagnostic 2nd Grade Sample Questions

The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive online test that is intended to show your child’s understanding of Math and Reading and help figure out what your child is ready to learn next. As an adaptive test, questions will get easier or harder depending on how your child is progressing on the test.  Questions may range up to three grade levels above your child’s current grade.

The i-Ready Diagnostic is given in the following order for children in 2nd Grade.


  • Algebra and Algebraic Thinking
  • Numbers and Operations
  • Geometry
  • Measurement and Data


  • Phonics
  • Phonological Awareness (if your child’s Phonics score is 421 or less)
  • High-Frequency Words
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension: Literature
  • Comprehension: Informational Text

Below you will find sample questions that are representative of 2nd Grade questions your child will see on the test but are not taken directly from the actual i-Ready Diagnostic that is being administered this year.

1. Which word is what you do to shoelaces after you put your shoes on?

A. Tie

B. Lace

C. Untie

2. Which choice uses all the words below to make a sentence?

                    animals    clown    the   balloon   made

A. Animals made the clown balloons.

B. Balloons made the animals clowns.

C. The clown made balloon animals.

3. Paul has 20 candles on his birthday cake. His grandfather has 70 candles on his birthday cake. How many candles do Paul and his grandfather have all together?

A. 50

B. 90

C. 100

4. How many faces does the triangular pyramid have?

A. 3

B. 5

C. 4

D. 6

5. Choose the correct missing word.

I know _____ the right choice.

A. your

B. your’e

C. youre

D. you’re

6. Which group of words is a phrase?

A. When the rain falls, the river rises.

B. Went to dinner after work.

C. The credits plays when the movie ends.

D. After we finished working, we went to dinner.

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